Thanks for visiting this site. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. I am also currently Assistant Editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science. My teaching and research is in the areas of urban politics and Canadian political development, with a particular focus on the institutions of Canadian urban democracy: what they are, when and why they change, and how they matter for urban representation and public policy. My CV is available here.
Project Links and Affiliations
Lucas, Jack and Alison Smith. Forthcoming. "Multilevel Governance from the Municipal Point of View." Canadian Public Administration. [paper, data, and replication files coming soon]
Lucas, Jack. 2018. "Toward Delegation: Social Policy Centralization in Toronto, 1870-1929." Journal of Policy History 30(2): 272-300. [paper]
Lucas, Jack and Anthony Sayers. 2018. "Accountability, Responsiveness, and the Local Political Career in Calgary and Edmonton." In Accountability and Responsiveness at the Municipal Level: Views from Canada, edited by Sandra Breux and Jerome Couture. Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. [book]
Lucas, Jack and Robert Vipond. 2017. "Back to the Future: Historical Political Science and the Promise of Canadian Political Development." Canadian Journal of Political Science 50(1): 219-241. [paper]
Lucas, Jack. 2017. "Patterns of Urban Governance: A Sequence Analysis of Long-Term Institutional Change in Six Canadian Cities." Journal of Urban Affairs 39(1): 68-90. [paper | data and replication files]
Goodman, Nicole and Jack Lucas. 2016. "The Policy Priorities of Municipal Candidates in the 2014 Ontario Elections." Canadian Journal of Urban Research 25(2): 35-47. [paper]
Lucas, Jack. 2015. "How Ontario Hydro Went Local: The Creation of Rural Power Districts and the Central Ontario System." Scientia Canadensis 37(1-2): 59-76. [paper]
Lucas, Jack. 2013. "A Century of Political Science in Canada." Journal of Canadian Studies 47(2): 89-118. [paper]
Lucas, Jack. 2013. "Berlin, Ontario in the Age of the ABC." Urban History Review 41(2): 19-42. [paper]
Manuscripts and Working Papers
McGregor, R. Michael and Lucas, Jack. 2018. "Who Has School Spirit? Explaining Voter Participation in Calgary School Board Elections." Revised and resubmitted.
Lucas, Jack. 2018. "Reaction or Reform? Subnational Evidence on P.R. Adoption from Canadian Cities." Under review.
Peterson, Jacqueline, Jack Lucas, and Andrew Klain. “Cities, Places, and Provincial Policy Agendas.” Under review.
Other Published Material
Lucas, Jack and Alison Smith. Forthcoming. "Which Policy Issues Matter in Canadian Municipalities? A Survey of Municipal Politicians". School of Public Policy Research Papers. (Refereed report). [paper, data, and replication files coming soon]
Sayers, Anthony and Jack Lucas. 2017. "Policy Responsiveness and Political Accountability in City Politics". School of Public Policy Research Papers 10(4): 1-23. (Refereed report). [paper]
Lucas, Jack. 2015. "Did Mayor Allen Huber Punch Louis Breithaupt in the Nose?" Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 102: 77-84.
Lucas, Jack. 2015. "How Things Change: Adventures in Unreconstructed Institutionalism." Public Sector Management 26(1): 24-25.
Lucas, Jack. 2013. "Hidden in Plain View: Local Agencies, Boards, and Commissions in Canada." IMFG Perspectives Series 4: 1-7. [paper]